Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary
Happy Hearth Spay/Neuter Program
January 1, 2018

For information on our program or to request assistance, please call our spay/neuter office at (315) 737-8035, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.

Happy Hearth Spay/Neuter Program

In the year 2000, Spring Farm CARES launched a major campaign of financial assistance and public education re:spay/neuter. Each spay or neuter has prevented the births of tens of thousands of future "unwanteds." By January of 2018, Spring Farm CARES had paid in whole or in part for the spay/neuter of over 90,000 cats and dogs, primarily in the Oneida County area. In 2018, we changed the focus of our program to cover cats only. This is a voucher program operated through participating veterinarians and is limited to residents of Oneida County and based on financial need.

How It Works

Vouchers will be issued for cats only. You must be a resident of Oneida County.

Call our Spay/Neuter Office at (315) 737-8035, M-F, 9am-4pm. They will explain to you how the program works and will determine if you are eligible for a voucher. You will then be asked to provide proof of financial need. Once we receive your documents, and we determine that you are approved, a voucher will be sent to you by mail for you to give to the specified veterinary hospital the day of your appointment. You will be responsible to pay any balance or extra charges directly to the veterinary hospital at the time of service. Vouchers do have an expiration date and must be used prior to that date. If a voucher expires before you can get in for an appointment, you will need to call us to see if the voucher can be reissued. Households will be limited to how many vouchers can be obtained in a calendar year.

Spring Farm CARES will not issue vouchers for cats who will be declawed. We will also not issue vouchers for surgeries that were done before being approved for a voucher.

Please note that our program is entirely funded by donations and our funds are limited.

For information on our program or to request assistance, please call our spay/neuter office at (315) 737-8035, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.